Prof. Aziz presents at Duke civil rights conference

November 19, 2015

Texas A&M University School of Law sahar-aziz-720Professor Sahar Aziz has been invited to present at “The Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America” at Duke Law School on Nov. 20-21, 2015. Aziz will present her scholarship on the identity performance and intersectionality theory as it applies to the forms of discrimination faced by Muslim women in the workplace.

More than 60 renowned scholars from across the country will gather to engage on the changing nature of civil rights challenges in 2015 and the unique perspectives on inequalities throughout different facets of modern America. Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, an internationally recognized critical race scholar at UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School, will be delivering the keynote speech.

The conference will address myriad topics affecting the civil rights of all Americans including trends in immigration law and policy, equality in healthcare, challenges for LBTGQ communities, the school-to-prison pipeline, workplace equality, housing disparities and equality in education. Featured speakers include Judge Damon J. Keith (Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals), Dean Kevin ​Johnson (UC-Davis), Richard Delgado (Alabama), Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA) and Darren Hutchinson (Florida), 

Aziz’s scholarship at the intersection of civil rights and national security has been published in the Harvard National Security Journal, Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Gonzaga Law Review and the Hastings Race ​and Poverty Law Journal. Aziz, also an expert on rule of law in the Middle East, has publications on judicial independence in the Penn State Law Review and chapters in three books.